Healthy Eating

Pros and Cons of Different Juicers

Are you looking to get a juicer, but wondering what kind to get?
Here is my story of different juicers after my 30 day fast.

Well, Old Betsy, the Champion Juicer we have had for the past 26 years was a little worse for wear after having a piece broken off that keeps the spout from spinning around and having the part with the ‘teeth’ dropped down a running garborator, so when we decided to go on a 30 day juice fast, we figured it might be time to get a new juicer.

I thought that maybe the Breville that Joe Cross […]

The Wonders of a 30 Day Fast!

Why is fasting is a great way to kick-start your health journey?
Are you feeling sick and sluggish, but having a hard time breaking some of your old unhealthy eating habits? I was feeling that way after Christmas and the naughty binging I did, but have totally revamped my eating lifestyle by going on a fast. Here are some of the things I learned along the way.

Hi friends! I’ve been gone for a month or so with no posts. I hope you’ve missed me! I’ve missed sharing with you! After becoming inspired by watching the film Fat, Sick and Nearly […]

Acne Cleared Up in Just a Few Weeks

Here’s how my 19 yr old recently went from pale and pimply to clear and glowing!
My family has been more serious about eating a whole foods plant-based diet the past few weeks. We’ve been drinking many green smoothies and fresh green juices. The past few days I’ve noticed an interesting phenomenon happening with my 19 year old. Ever since they hit puberty, they’ve had acne problems and had eczema since they were 1 year old. Their skin is usually very pale and anaemic looking. Their face is clear – from acne and the eczema around the chin, which is […]

Movie Review – Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead

Do you need to give your health a super-duper kick-start?
I’ve recently been coming across a lot of testimonials of people who have used juice fasting to literally save their own lives from disease and obesity.

My family has been having fun borrowing movies from our Chiropractor’s office. He has a great selection of informative and inspiring books and DVDs on health related topics. The latest one we watched is called ‘Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead’. It starts out with a man named Joe Cross from Australia travelling across the United States while going on a juice fast. He is overweight […]

Blenders – Having the Right Tool for the Job

Are your green smoothies kind of chunky or chewy? Do you love the taste of raspberries in your smoothies, but hate the seeds?
Having the right blender can make a world of difference! I have been making shakes, smoothies and nut-milks for years. I’ve made a lot of raw desserts with cashews and other things that are hard to blend. Up until yesterday I’ve been using regular blenders and am often frustrated with the results.

After scraping down the sides, blending for what seems forever, and still not always happy with the end texture with my old blender, yesterday my darling […]

Is Gluten-Free Really Healthier?

Are you or someone you know eating gluten-free? Please keep reading.
You may have noticed the labelling on many products nowadays says ‘Gluten-Free’. It kind of reminds me of the days when food companies were sticking ‘low-fat’ on things to make people think they were somehow healthier! It didn’t matter if it was a bag of candies that of course had no fat, but were nothing but sugar, chemicals and food dyes!

I was the baker at a lovely little gluten-free bakery in Nanaimo called ‘The Blue Jewel Bakery and Cafe’. It is unfortunately closed now. I know a lot about […]

Healthy Eating – The Importance of Being Prepared

Do you want to keep eating healthy foods and stop falling into the habit of grabbing junk foods instead?
Then you must prepare for the inevitable ‘hunger monster’ that rears it’s ugly head throughout your day. If you do not have a healthy food choice available, that monster will cause you to gobble whatever is quickest and most convenient! You must have food pre-made at home and some healthy snacks with you when you’re out and about.

Here are some things I do that save my butt! (From getting Bigger!!!)

Have a list of easy and quick meal ideas and keep the […]